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Yates, MendelssohnMENDELSSOHN & CHOPIN

Dutton Epoch’s first recording with Royal Northern Sinfonia features pianist Victor Sangiorgio, brilliant in two romantic concertos of the mid-nineteenth century but given a modern twist: Martin Yates’ realisation of the surviving fragments of Mendelssohn’s unfinished Piano Concerto in E and Balakirev’s very Russian orchestration of Chopin’s Piano Concerto no.1.

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Yates, DamaseJEAN-MICHEL DAMASE

Martin Yates’ exploration of Damase’s music for Dutton Epoch is a triumph, revealing an appealing composer in the vein of Poulenc and Honegger. Ashley Wass plays the alluring, jazz-inflected Second Piano Concerto and the Poulenc-indebted Concertino with sparkle and wit, and Anna Noakes the melodic and graceful Flute Concerto, perhaps bringing Jean Françaix to mind. Completing the disc is the Symphonie of 1952, with its lyrical first movement, modal slow movement and gripping finale featuring a radiant transformation of the theme from the first movement and a noble conclusion.

DUTTON-EPOCH (2013)

Yates, BaxARNOLD BAX – Symphony in F

The piano score of Arnold Bax’s Symphony in F of 1907 was completed by its composer but never orchestrated, and has long been one of the great “might-have-beens” of the British symphonic repertoire, along with Elgar’s Third Symphony and E. J. Moeran’s Second. Unlike Elgar and Moeran, Bax actually completed his symphony, and now Martin Yates has set it into full score, managing to catch the elusive, idiomatic sound of Bax’s orchestra in a convincing way we never expected to hear.

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Yates, BushALAN BUSH – Africa Piano Concerto

Alan Bush’s stern face usually hid a tuneful heart, and in Dutton Epoch’s second disc of orchestral music by this composer, the RSNO presents the popular, programmatic Nottingham Symphony evoking Sherwood Forest, Clifton Grove, Castle Rock and the Goose Fair. Also featured is Peter Donohoe’s authoritative pianism in Bush’s “Symphonic Movement” – in fact, a piano concerto in all but name, which he called Africa, politically inspired and based on appropriately African tunes and rhythms. Martin Yates conducts the RSNO.

DUTTON-EPOCH (2013)

7303CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR – Volume 2

Charles-Marie Widor, best known for his organ music, composed prolifically in all forms. After the success of Dutton Epoch’s recording of Widor’s piano concertos (CDLX 7275), this second volume now explores his Second Symphony (1882) and Cello Concerto (1878).Martin Yates conducts the RSNO.

DUTTON-EPOCH (2012)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Early & Late Worksyates_disc_vaughan_will_early_late

Includes world premiere recordings of Serenade in A min (1898) and the Bucolic Suite (1900), as well as the Folk Songs of the Four Seasons Suite and the Dark Pastoral for Cello and Orchestra.  With Guy Johnston (cello) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates

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BENJAMIN GODARD VOL. 2yates_disc_godard_vol2

Includes the Piano Concerto No. 2, Ouverture des Guelfes and Fantaisie Persanes with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates

DUTTON EPOCH (2012)

CATOIRE PIANO CONCERTO & SHERWOOD PIANO CONCERTO No. 2yates_disc_catoire_sherwood

World premiere recordings with Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates

DUTTON EPOCH (2012)

WRIGHT CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN & ORCHESTRAyates_disc_wright_vaughan_will

World premiere recordings of Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 (new edition) and the Wright Concerto for Violin & Orchestra with Fenella Humphreys (violin), the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates

DUTTON EPOCH (2012)

SAINSBURY and FOULDS CELLO CONCERTOSyates_disc_sainsbury_foulds

World premiere recordings with Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates

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7302CYRIL SCOTT – Piano Concerto & Cello Concerto

Cyril Scott’s early works are preserved at the University of Melbourne, part of the collection assembled by Scott’s friend Percy Grainger. From that source Martin Yates has rescued three romantic scores: the overture Pelleas and Melisanda of 1900, perhaps written in the shadow of Tchaikovsky, the lovely Cello Concerto, Op.19 written in 1902 with its glorious D major melody, and the unfinished three-movement Piano Concerto in D, also from 1900.

DUTTON-EPOCH (2012)

MOERAN & IRELANDyates_disc_moeran_ireland

Moeran Symphony No. 2 (realised and completed by Yates) and Ireland’s Sarnia (orchestrated by Yates) with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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BENJAMIN GODARD – Piano Concerto No. 1yates_disc_godard_piano_1

With Victor Sangiorgio (piano) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates.

DUTTON EPOCH (2011)

ORCHESTRAL TONE POEMSyates_disc_orch_tone_poems

A collection of tone poems by Rutland Boughton and Edgar Bainton with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates.

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Elgar – SEA PICTURES & PAGEANT OF EMPIREyates_disc_elgar_sea_pictures

Sea Pictures and the world première recording of Pageant of Empire with Roderick Williams (baritone).  Also includes orchestra song cycles by Ivor Gurney and Michael Hurd.  BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates.

DUTTON EPOCH (2010)

ENGLISH MUSIC FOR STRINGSyates_disc_english_for_strings

Includes works by Arnold Bax, Richard Arnell, Stephen Dodgson and Norman Del Mar with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates.

DUTTON EPOCH (2010)

Ireland – ORCHESTRAL SONGS & MINIATURESyates_disc_ireland_orchestral_songs

Roderick Williams (baritone) with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates and John Wilson and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland.

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Bate – SYMPHONY NO. 3yates_disc_bate_3

Stanley Bate’s Symphony No. 3, Richard Arnell’s Prelude “Black Mountain” and Eric Chisholm’s “Pictures from Dante” with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates.

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ELINOR REMICK WARRENyates_disc_elinor_remick_warren

Orchestral Music including The Legend of King Arthur, Symphony in One Movement and The Fountain with the RSNO conducted by Ronald Corp and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates.

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RICHARD ARNELLyates_disc_arnell

Ballets by Richard Arnell including Harlequin in April, Punch and the Child and Concerto Capriccioso with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Lorraine McAslan (violin) conducted by Martin Yates.

DUTTON EPOCH (2009)

Bricusse – STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET OFF!yates_disc_bricusse_stop_world

Musical by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley starring Mike Holoway and Louise Gold with the NCO Ensemble conducted by Martin Yates.

TER (2008)